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Award Winning MemoryCare Plays Come To Seattle

April 27th, 2015

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The MemoryCare Plays, three award winning one act plays focusing on the challenges of dementia, come to Seattle for the first time in May. The plays, “Steering Into the Skid,” “In the Garden,” and “Riding The Waves,” are directed by Taproot Theatre’s Artistic Director, Scott Nolte and will run two nights, May 8 and 9. All proceeds support arts programs serving individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. Arts and music are unique in their ability to promote healing, connection and purpose through all stages of dementia. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Administrative Professionals Day and Thank You Kathleen D’Amelio

April 22nd, 2015

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Behind every successful business is a hard working Administrative Professional. Thank you Kathleen D’Amelio for your 5 years of support at With A Little Help. With your kind, wise, efficient, and mellow style you make all you do look easy.  Your essential behind the scenes contributions ensure that With A Little Help runs smoothly and eases the jobs of staff members.

Whether you’re supporting payroll, scheduling, or helping to organize and produce community events, Kathleen, you always keep in mind what’s important to your co-workers. Whether you’re ordering supplies, keeping our work on track, or assisting with caregiver trainings you offer constructive feedback and give compliments where deserved. When you come early because it’s needed or stay late out of necessity you work hard to reach our goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Nation’s First Dementia-Friendly Parks and Rec Program Flourishes in Seattle

April 12th, 2015

Something amazing happened this year….Seattle became the first city in the nation to launch dementia friendly programming through Parks and Recreation.  Marigrace Becker, who advocated for and conceptualized the program, explained to The Seattle Channel, “Seattle itself is very progressive when it comes to thinking about dementia. I just figured…it must be everywhere throughout the nation…I’m hoping to inspire other Parks and Recreation departments.” Based on the early success of dementia friendly recreation programming other cities are sure to be impressed.
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